This is your guide to catching the best live music in Chicago this weekend both in the city and throughout the suburbs. This weekend, appearances by RZA, Los Lobos, Alanis Morissette, Adam Ant, Lemonheads and Psychedelic Furs, Buddy Guy and three shows from Robyn Hitchcock. All of this plus much more...
In The City...
Social Distortion (Two shows at 7:30PM Thursday and Friday at the Vic Theatre. Each show is $43, 18+) - Lindi Ortega and The Biters open.
JD McPherson (8:30PM Friday at Metro. $15, 18+) - Lucius opens.
The Dig (8:30PM Friday at the Tonic Room. $10, 21+) - We Shared Milk and Paper Thick Walls open.
Motion City Soundtrack (6:30PM Friday at House of Blues. $30, All Ages) - Jukebox the Ghost and Now, Now open.
The Samples (7:30PM Friday at Double Door. $20-75, 21+)
Shemekia Copeland (8PM Friday at City Winery. All Ages, SOLD OUT) - Nicholas Barron opens.
Adam Ant (9PM Saturday at Cubby Bear. 21+, SOLD OUT)
Freddy Jones Band (8:15PM Saturday at Joe's Bar. $25, 21+) - Brent Anderson opens. *** Benefit Concert for Right Angle Foundation ***
Juliana Hatfield, The Lemonheads and Psychedelic Furs (8PM Saturday at the Vic Theatre. $40, 18+)
Alanis Morissette (7:30PM Saturday at the Riviera Theatre. $58, 18+) - Souleye opens.
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult (9PM Saturday at Bottom Lounge. $20, 17+)
Paula Cole (8PM Saturday at City Winery. $28-35, All Ages) - Dylan Rice and Grazyna Auguscik open.
Robyn Hitchcock (Two shows on Saturday at 7PM and 10PM at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Each show is $26-30, All Ages) - *** 7PM show features a performance of the Eye album in its entirety. The 10PM show is an all request show ***
RZA (8:30PM Saturday at Double Door. $22-30, 21+) - U-God, MC Supernatural, Eyenine and Copasetic Music Group also perform.
Yo-Yo Ma (8PM Saturday at Symphony Center. $55-115, All Ages)
Blue October (7:30PM Sunday at House of Blues. $45, 17+) - Empires and Stars in Stereo open.
The Jezabels (Sunday at Lincoln Hall. $15, 21+) - Yukon Blonde opens.
In The Suburbs...
Los Lobos (7PM Friday at FitzGerald's in Berwyn. $125, 21+) - *** Benefit for the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry ***
Murder By Death (6PM Friday at Durty Nellie's in Palatine. $24, All Ages) - Say Anything, The Sidekicks and Tallhart open.
Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang (7:30PM Saturday at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville, IN. $50-60, All Ages)
Mindi Abair (8PM Saturday at the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN. $29-51, 21+) - Bryan Lubeck opens. *** Benefit concert for Michigan City area schools ***
Robyn Hitchcock (7PM Sunday at SPACE in Evanston. $25-45, All Ages)
Filed under: Weekend Music Spotlight